05-07-2005, 02:09 PM #1leggitGuestNTFS hard drive not reading on Panther?
Hello, this is my first post.
I have just got an external hard drive, that is formated in WindowsXP with NTFS file system, and I have tried to attach it to my powerbook with 10.3.8 via USB2 however it will not let me read or reactivate the hard drive, only format it. I know that OSX can readd NTFS, I have even networked XP to OSX before and shared files.
Im sure that someone has ran into this problem before. I am getting a copy of Tiger soon, will this help?
A fix for this problem on Panther would still be good as my firends only run panther and I would still like to share data with them.
Unfortunatly I cannot format this hard drive again as its full to the brim with data.
05-07-2005, 02:51 PM #2
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I believe NTFS wasn't supported until Tiger... I seem to remember not being able to mount NTFS drives on Panther either. It does work on Tiger as far as I know... But I haven't tried it yet"If you had a friend who was a tightrope walker, and you were walking down a sidewalk, and he fell, that would be completely unacceptable." -Mitch Hedberg
05-07-2005, 10:10 PM #3embriesGuest
most *nix OS have only rudimentary support for NTFS. I don't know if Tiger's changed that or not.
05-07-2005, 10:34 PM #4KokopelliGuest
05-08-2005, 03:43 AM #5leggitGuest
I have just downloaded .9 and still cannot interact with the NTFS drive in any way. suggestions?
05-09-2005, 08:46 AM #6meatychiGuest
You can read NTFS partitions using Panther but you cannot write to the NTFS HD
You could format using FAT32 but FAT32 is restricted to 32GB in size.
I would reformat your external hard drive using your mac to format the HD in NTFS.
05-09-2005, 11:12 AM #7
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i have a home network that includes a pc. i share out both drives on on the pc. both are ntfs. i write to the drives and read from the drives over the network.
05-09-2005, 02:06 PM #8
Originally Posted by leggitMac Pro Intel 2.66 - 4 Gigs Ram - 10.6.1 - 30" Apple Monitor
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